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Road scheduled for closure for fatal crash investigation in Urbana

URBANA, Ill. (WAND)- The Urbana Police Department will be shutting down parts of North Cunningham Ave. in order to conduct an investigation of a recent fatal crash. On Tuesday, May 31, from 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. both the northbound and southbound traffic on North Cunningham Ave., between University Ave. and Crystal Lake Dr. will be temporarily shut down.
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Potomac man gets 5 1/2 years in prison for probation violations

PAXTON — A Vermilion County man has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in state prison for violating the terms of his probation from a previous drug case. Judge Matt Fitton imposed the sentence on Kenneth L. Armstrong, 44, whose last known address was in Potomac, during a May 25 hearing in Ford County Circuit Court.
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Illinois Basketball: Projected Illini lineup with Matthew Mayer

Illinois basketball had a big-time player join the program from the transfer portal on Friday night. From various media sources, it was announced that Baylor transfer Matthew Mayer had picked the Illini as his landing spot. This was a huge commitment for Illinois and one that shifts things in a big way when it comes to the roster.

Memorial stadium turf being reused in city park

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) – Memorial Stadium is getting a facelift. Crews are working right now, tearing out the old turf. There will be a new one in place for the upcoming football season. But some of that old turf is going to be put to good use. The city is using it in their pop-up […]

Police officers receive Lifesaving Awards

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Three Champaign Police Officers recently received the Lifesaving Awards for acting quickly and decisively to save the lives of three people. On December 2, 2021, Officer Jeff Thomas responded to an unknown problem on Armory Avenue. According to the officer, two people had been electrocuted by a high voltage of power […]

Therapist provides tips on child mental health after Texas tragedy

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — Schools across central Illinois are closing their doors for the summer, but the fear of violence may not be out of reach. Champaign therapist Trevor Kendrick says parents can sometimes be afraid to talk to their children about gun violence in schools. But she urges...

IHSA Boys’ State Track and Field Finals Day 2

CHARLESTON (WCIA) — Coming into the prelims ranked as the 13th seed, the Rantoul 4×400 team pulled the upset placing fifth and qualifying for the state finals. But as excited as they were, they didn’t have much time to celebrate in Charleston. They needed to get to Rantoul for graduation. “I think it was more […]

Central Illinois police train to handle school shootings

Police officers in Urbana and Springfield have plans in mind in case of a possible mass shooting like what happened on Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas. The two departments are considering what they must do if faced with a situation where every second matters. "You have to imagine that each one...

Veterans talk about the meaning of Memorial Day

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — Local veterans shared how while they hope everyone takes advantage of the long weekend, they are also hoping people will take some time to remember those who sacrifice for our country. "It is six degrees of separation. Everybody knows someone in their family or someone...

Remembering the importance of Memorial Day

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — Every memorial day James kelly, a World War Two Veteran, thinks about his friends who died by his side. Kelly said, “This will be many years I’ve gone out to Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial to remember all four of my friends and ones we lost and so forth.” He was a Marine […]

Few conflicts between Budzinski and Palmer during IPM debate

URBANA – There were few disagreements in a debate between the Democratic newcomers hoping to represent the newly drawn 13th congressional district, which stretches from East St. Louis to Champaign. David Palmer, a former basketball player, and businessman, and Nikki Budzinski, a former aide to President Joe Biden and...

HS scoreboard (5-27-22)

WCIA — Highlights and scores from high school baseball, softball and soccer on Friday including a video win from Mahomet-Seymour baseball over Centennial. BASEBALL Class 3A Mahomet-Seymour Regional: Mahomet-Seymour 5, Centennial 0 Class 3A Morton Regional Final: East Peoria 10, Lincoln 9 F/8 SOFTBALL Class 2A Athens Sectional Final: Macomb 6, Tri-City/Sangamon Valley 2 Class […]

Uchange scholars want to help high schoolers apply to college

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) – Applying to college can be a daunting task. If you’re a first-generation college student, it can be overwhelming. U of I students said they want to help make it easier. It’s called Uchange scholars. It’s a mentoring organization that specifically helps high school students from under-represented backgrounds. That includes first-generation college […]

New Royal Donut Ownership Plans to be Ready for Big Opener

Now that the Mad Goat Coffee team is taking over Royal Donut, the obvious question is: “How long was it in the works?” Mad Goat Coffee owner and manager Sam George says it was mentioned to them soon after Royal Donut closed, and at first they weren’t sure. But after meeting the former owners, discussions did get going after the first of the year. George says, it gradually just made sense.

Linens & Lace Brunch to be held in Danville

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — To celebrate wedding season this year, the Vermilion County Museum Society will hold the Linens & Lace Brunch on June 21 at 11 a.m.. Anyone interested can come and eat a special brunch made by Applewood Food Catering with a lemon wine slushie and mimosa bar provided by the Vermilion County […]